Our cerebral palsy attorneys often take cases brought to them by devastated parents. Parents who did not choose the right doctor to deliver their baby. Cerebral Palsy is a brain injury that results during pregnancy or after the baby is born. There are multiple influences that make it probable a baby will be diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Children are often diagnosed with cerebral palsy when they do not meet their physical or behavioral developmental milestones. The diagnosis of cerebral palsy is usually made by a parent or pediatrician. Children with cerebral palsy may also show signs of muscle tone or reflex problems.
Early signs of cerebral palsy might be a baby who:
In addition to a physical exam, tests that are sometimes helpful when evaluating a child for cerebral palsy include a computerized tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the child’s brain. Other tests may also be done if a genetic, metabolic, or infectious cause of cerebral palsy is suspected.
An evaluation by a pediatric neurologist and developmental pediatrician can also be helpful when a child is thought to have cerebral palsy.
Although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, treatments usually include:
In addition to therapy, children with moderate or severe cerebral palsy might need assistive devices to get around, such as orthodontics, a walker, or a wheelchair. Other types of assistive technology can also help kids with severe cerebral palsy communicate (high-tech communication devices) and perform daily tasks.
In cases where a doctor, nurse, or hospital commits medical errors that cause cerebral palsy or other injuries to a newborn, there may be recourse for the child and the family. In many cases, the child will have specialized living needs, require special education, and have other medical and supervision needs over his or her lifetime. When the injuries were due to medical malpractice or negligence, the family and child can pursue compensation through a cerebral palsy lawsuit.
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Individuals injured by a cerebral palsy medical malpractice should contact one of our attorneys about the condition’s diagnosis and treatment. Call us now.
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